"I was raise in the church my grandmother was a holy ghost spirit filled woman if i may say she would preach fire and brimstone heaven and hell as i grew older i wanted a close relationship with god but i had to work so hard to get this relation…"
"I read nathan speech and i was move i'm glad he got out hopefully the grandkids will be free thank you for being so open. at this moment i'm learning this is the first time i've met people that are atheist, where i'm from you…"
Recovering from the side effects of Christian fundamentalism is not easy.•The ongoing fear of Hell•Rejection from family members•Ongoing guilt•Loss of communityIf you can relate, join.This is not a debate group.See More
Despite decades of progress, the concepts of race and ethnicity continue to influence lives. Let's discuss the roles & effects that these concepts play in our lives, what they mean, & how to live together in a diverse society and world.
Greetings, marleen! I notice you haven't been active at Atheist Nexus since last July. <sigh> Sometimes it can seem a bit fragmented, with different groups for every interest. Please consider a group for socializing, where we talk about whatever's on our minds, Hang With Friends. :D You might feel more at home.
Great to meet you. Thanks for your reply and friendship. I will definitely contact you when next I am in Barbados. Meanwhile I have started a blog where I intend to reflect on issues of faith and atheism. I have a short discussion on my journey from faith in Barbados, would be great to get comments or feedback from you.
Heya Marleen. Good to hear from you too. There are quite a few people i know of who are atheists as well, but I doubt they are members of this website. In terms of groups, there are none to my knowledge, although creating one would be simple.
Most of my friends know my position, but concerning my parents, I'm still in the closet as well, albeit my tendency to criticise religion and what not should hint to it.
I live in St. James btw.
Good Night Miss Knight. What a welcome surprise to find another fellow atheist here in Bim. Don't feel so alone now, although I have always suspected that the majority who claim belief here are merely following some sort of communal reinforcement.
"I guess I am redneck. As a child I talked twangy and it seemed to be what those around me were doing. Imagine the worst redneck accent and I had it. I joined the Army and my training instructor asked what part of Georgia I was from. He was…"
"@Rachel: Realizing I have only one life to live also encourages me to live a happier and fuller life, as well as invest in a future I know I will not be around to appreciate. It seems only logical to me.
@Dennis: I've always wondered what it…"
"Loren, i was thinking about you and your likely response as i was writing this post. i know your rightful indignation with the papacy and share it, albeit probably with slightly less ire.
i must say that i just freaking love your pov.…"
"I suppose in regions of the country where Christianity is a major influence in local culture working towards a level of acceptance would be in Wicca's best interest. When I visited a gem shop in the bible belt with one of my friends I learned…"
"Hmmm, an outreach to atheists from the pope? I wonder ... is this an attempt at engagement and maybe a dialogue ... or is it an act of desperation from an organization which may finally be recognizing that it is failing at both engagement and…"
Unless you were raised by atheist parents, you probably had some recovering to do when you left religion. The purpose of RR is to provide a landing place for people when they jump from religion. With local support groups throughout the US, Canada, UK, and Australia, and real-time resources accessible to everyone, RR is where to turn when faith has lost its luster.See More
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Is the permafrost's integrity breaking down?
In sum, the half-life of methane in the atmosphere depends upon available hydroxyl ions to break it down. The oft cited values of methane…"